Friday, July 10, 2009

Wednesday was Margret's Birthday

We celebrated.

We went out for dinner, and had cheesecake for dessert. Margret liked cheese cake a LOT.

Then we had a fire to sit around. When it was going nicely we put gifts for Margret on it. The gifts are symbolic - empty boxes wrapped as gifts.

We thought of all the wonderful things Margret did in her life, and told each other stories.

Celebrating her birthday without her hurts, but it hurts less than not celebrating her birthday at all.


Julie said...

I like the idea of symbolic gifts, the fire and the cheesecake.
Happy birthday Margaret.

Ann of the Incredible Gift said...

Thanks Julie. The idea for symbolic gifts is really pretty old; it's just not one you see around here much.

Her sister promised Margret that we would celebrate her birthday. It's a promise worth keeping. She also suggested that next year I gift wrap a smaller box.